A Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa convened representatives from 50 African countries as well as international organizations and technical experts in Rabat, Morocco.

The Dialogue supported countries in the process of moving toward implementation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

This event was supported by the Governments of Japan, Norway and the European Union, and is co-organized by UNDPUNFCCC and the government of Morocco, in coordination with GIZ and the NDC Partnership.

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  • Update on the planning status of NDC implementation, share experiences, best practices, and opportunities and associated challenges in the region.
  • Address climate finance needs for NDC implementation and strengthen the role of the private sector in the implementation of NDCs.
  • Discuss entry points to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into NDC implementation and planning.


Agenda           Agenda

Report            Summary Report

Presentations Day 1 (zip)  |  Day 2 (zip)  |  Day 3 (zip)


When          September 26 -28, 2017

Location     Rabat, Morocco


Opening and Dialogue Objectives

Welcome & Opening Remarks - M. Nbou Mohamed, Morrocco

Putting NDC Implementation in Context

The Climate Negotiations & NDCs - Mr. Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat

NDC Implementation in Africa - Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP

Country Experiences in Preparing for NDC Implementation

Tunisia Country Case Study - Mr. Mohamed Zmerli, Tunisia

Uganda Country Case Study - Mr. Moses Ssonko, Uganda

Ghana Country Case Study - Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Ghana

Elements of new NDC Implementation by UNDP, UNEP, DTU, WRI, UNFCCC - Mr. James Vener, UNDP

Country Priorities for NDC Implementation & Support - Mr. Steffen Menzel, GIZ

Climate Action Assessment Session

World Bank Group Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol (MAAP) - Mr. Miquel Rescalvo, World Bank

UNDP Climate Action Impact Tool - Ms. Alexandra Soezer, UNDP


Effective NDC Implementation by Engaging Local and Regional Authorities

Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities - Mr. Naguib Amin, CES-MED

Sustainable Energy Strategy of Chefchaouen as a Pilot City - Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Integrating Gender Equality into NDCs

Overview of Gender Equality in the Convention and in National Climate Action - Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya  

Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Leverage Points and Building Blocks - Ms. Verania Chao, UNDP

Climate Change Gender Action Plans (CCgaps) Planning Tool - Ms. Itza Castaneda, IUCN

GCF Gender Policy - Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund

GCF Gender Policy - Video Commentary 

Gender Equality in NDC Implementation

Gender-senstive Budgeting (FR) - Ms. Nadia Benali, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Morocco

Ghana: Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Action - Ms. Sabia Aku Kpekata, Ghana

Kenya: Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Adaptation Planing - Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya


Strategies for Financing NDCs

Financing Aspects of NDC Implementation - Mr. Michael Gajo, GIZ Morocco

Unlocking Private Finance for Africa's NDC Targets - Prof. Akinkugbe Adelegan, University of Venda, South Africa

Strengthening the Role of Public/Private Sector in Malawi - Mr. Sipho Billiat, Malawi

Paris Climate Bonds - Mr. Daniel Rossetto, Climate Mundial

Engaging the Private Sector to Finance Climate Actions - Mr. Manuel Cocco, South Pole Group

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Energy Investments - Ms. Irene Maffini, Trine

GCF Financial Support Opportunities for NDCs implementation - Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund

Scaling up Climate Finance for NDC Implementation in Africa
 - Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP

AfDB Concessional Finance for NDC Implementation - Ms. Davinah Milenge-Uwella, African Development Bank (AfDB)

La Finance Climat et le Développement Durable - Ms. Meryem Andaloussi, Agence de Développement Agricole, Maroc

Private Sector Engagement in Microgrids - Ms. Courtney Blodgett, Independent Consultant

NDC Progress Reporting & Tracking - MRV and Transparency

Implications of Article 13 and of the Transparency Framework - Ms. Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Zambia: MRV for REDD+ - Civil Society Perspective - Mr. Steven Nyirenda, Zambia Climate Change Network

Construction du Système MRV pour le Processus REDD+ au Cameroun - Mr. Jules Moussa, Cameroon